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Friday, April 28, 2017

THE SKY THRONE by Chris Ledbetter / Blog Tour: Book Review & Giveaway #TheSkyThrone

Welcome to the last stop in THE SKY THRONE blog tour, hosted by Month9Books. Today's stop features my review for debut author Chris Ledbetter's first book in what will be a fantastic series, as well as a giveaway! First, here's a little bit about the book.


By: Chris Ledbetter
Published by: Month9Books
Released on: April 18, 2017
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N | TBD | iBooks
Add it to: Goodreads
Rating: 4 Stars
Source: e-book from publisher to review in exchange for my honest review

Duality dwells at every turn, and an adolescent Zeus will learn that all too well when Hyperion attacks his family on Crete.

When the dust settles, his mother is unconscious and his best friend left for dead.

Stacking epic insult upon fatal injury, Zeus discovers the woman who raised him is not his biological mother. But to ensure her safety while she recovers, a heavy-hearted Zeus leaves her behind to seek answers at Mount Olympus Preparatory Academia.

Zeus embarks on a quest to discover who ordered the attack on his home, avenge the death of his friend, and find his birth mother. When some of his new schoolmates vanish, Zeus's quest is turned upside down, and the only way to make things right is to access the power of The Sky Throne, confront a most dangerous enemy, and take his life back.

On his way to becoming king of the Greek gods, Zeus will learn to seize power, neutralize his enemies, and fall in love.


"Destined to have a sequel or two, young teens will appreciate the story, and teachers will appreciate that it instructs readers about the pantheon of gods."--Kevin Beach, VOYA Magazine


Zeus's coming of age story is one both Greek Mythology fans and non fans alike will enjoy. Trust me, I like Greek Mythology to an extent, but often find myself getting board in stories. Not this one! This story is full of adventure, rich story telling, as well as vivid world building, and a mythology that I was addicted to.

There are so many details about this book that I really enjoyed. Ledbetter definitely doesn't rush his storytelling, and I really admire that. Instead, he allows his story to flow as it should. Same with his characters. They naturally grow into the characters they're destined for. I really enjoyed getting to see a different side to Zeus. I loved how vulnerable he is, and the strong, fierce character he becomes. 

What makes this story so engaging is Ledbetter's story telling. It's flawless. He has created a story rich in storytelling, backed with flawed characters who you can't help but enjoy getting to know, as they discover more about who they are, and whom they're meant to be. The story's mystery, and awesome character chemistry add a lot to the excitement of the story. It's hard to believe this book is a debut, it's so well written. 

This story is one that had me wishing I had a physical book in hand, because I felt like I couldn't turn the e-book pages fast enough. There was no shortage of well crafted characters, exciting twists, and a story that got better and better with each page. If this is Ledbetter's debut, I can hardly wait to read this book's sequel. 

You don't need to be a fan of Greek Mythology to enjoy this story. However, if you are, you're in a for a real treat! 


Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly “walked-on” to the best drum line in the conference without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He’s worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. He taught high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.


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  1. I love all I have read so far, and I can't wait to this book.

    1. Misty, thank you for stopping by the blog tour. I hope you enjoy The Sky Throne if you get a chance to read it. :)

  2. Mundie Moms, thank you so much for reading, reviewing, and hosting. I am so glad you enjoyed the story. :)

  3. Lovely review Katie :D Yay for enjoying this book. It do look pretty interesting :) Thank you for sharing. <3

    1. Carina, thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy The Sky Throne if you get a chance to read it. :)